What is the annual salary of a neurosurgeon?

After about eight years of premedical and medical school, approximately eight years of residency and countless hours of studying, what would a neurosurgeon's salary be? It turns out that the starting salary for this medical profession surpasses even the top-paying salaries for other professions such as carpenter, cosmetologist or chief executive officer.

Experience

The average annual salaries of neurosurgeons based on years of experience:

Entry-level: £44,200 to £170,238.

One to four years: £78,000 to £267,174.

Five to nine years: £130,542 to £272,083.

10 to 19 years: £127,240 to £325,829.

20+ years: £172,250 and £354,224.

Setting

The average annual salaries of neurosurgeons based on the setting in which they work:

Private office: £136,500 to £299,761.

General hospital: £126,455 to £296,924.

Ambulatory care or surgery centre: £113,200 to £287,542.

School : £57,484 to £231,450.

Top States

The highest-paying U.S. states for neurosurgeons based on average annual salary:

California: £111,070 to £319,969.

New York : £104,000 to £315,746.

Florida:$190,025 to £311,281.

Texas: £119,082 to £292,713.

Illinois: £65,000 to £292,500

Top Cities

The highest-paying U.S. cities for neurosurgeons based on average annual salary:

New York: £155,704 to £322,749.

Los Angeles: £121,523 to £334,065.

Chicago, Atlanta and Miami: £125,222 to £319,356.

Top Paid

The highest-paying facilities for neurosurgeons based on average annual salary:

Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City, Michigan: £487,500 (the top three surgeons earn this).

North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York; St. John's Physicians and Clinics, Inc., in Springfield, Missouri; and South Florida Specialty Physicians, LlC in Miami, Florida: $550,000 to $675,000.

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Jacqueline Chinappi has been a freelance writer and editor since June 2007. Her experience includes writing about mental health, psychology, counseling, children, family, languages, and education. Chinappi holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology and an Educational Specialist degree in professional counseling from Seton Hall University.

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